Pittsburgh City Paper: Pittsburgh teens prepare for Steel Chef Cook Off

Celine Roberts March 9, 2018 If you love chef showdowns, you have a chance to see one live on March 12, at the Steel Chef Cook Off, a collaboration of Focus on Renewal, Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program and Ohio Valley hospital. Area teens and local chefs will team up for a culinary showdown hosted by chef […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Stopping straw waste is just the start

Brian O’Neil November 1, 2017 Fouling the Earth doesn’t begin and end with plastic straws. My Sunday column largely concerned my loathing of the common practice of restaurant servers plunking plastic straws in our water glasses. It’s as if we’re children, and it’s reached the point that Americans reportedly toss out 500 million plastic straws each […]

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Only in Oakland: Two Oakland-Based UPMC Hospitals Achieve Sustainability Designation

David Pirozzi May 18, 2017 UPMC Presbyterian and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC have achieved Silver Plate and Gold Plate designation, respectively, through the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurantsprogram. The hospitals are the 15th and 16th locations to earn designation through the program. “Becoming designated really gives us a sense of accomplishment. Hospital cafeterias and restaurants do some great […]

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Franktuary Puts the Pedal to Sustainability

It all began in the basement of historic Trinity Cathedral where college friends Tim and Megan began selling franks. ? ? ? “Take me to church…I’ll worship like a (hot) dog at the shrine of your (poutine) fries.”? ? ? After bidding the church basement goodbye, with two locations and two food trucks later, they […]

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette: “Big Food vs. real food” an op-ed by Dinette’s Sonja Finn

Sonja Finn June 12, 2016 My father used to brag about my school cafeteria. “You know Sonja has fresh school-baked buns every day.” I grew up eating a school lunch that was made at school from real food. Now, when we talk about cafeteria “food,” we have to use the term loosely. The other day […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “For moms serving moms” an op-ed by Square Cafe’s Sherree Goldstein

Sherree Goldstein May 9, 2016 Sunday was Mother’s Day, the most popular day to dine out as more than half of Americans celebrate with a restaurant meal. At my restaurant, Square Cafe, it is by far our busiest day of the year, and also a heartening reminder as to why I’m in the restaurant business […]

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